New Jersey Monthly announced this week the results of their 2012 "The Best of Jersey" reader's choice poll.
West Orange shined as one of the places to go for the best recreations and attractions.
Essex County's clinched the win for the best zoo/aquarium in the state.
The was a runner-up in the best historic site category with Allaire State Park taking the top spot.
The , part of the South Mountain Recreation Complex that houses the zoo, also received a runner-up position for best ice rink in New Jersey.
According to the magazine's website, more than 8,000 eligible votes were tabulated in this year's poll.
Click here to see all results.